#WHLPlayoffs Three Stars: April 1, 2018
The first Western Hockey League Three Stars of April 2018 featured three deserving candidates.
Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Dylan Myskiw nabbed the top honours Sunday, piecing together a 52-save performance in Dauphin, Man. against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Myskiw stopped 12 shots in the first, 14 in the second, and 24 in the third period, followed by two in overtime as the Wheat Kings came from behind to win 4-3 in overtime, clinching the first round series in the sixth game. Myskiw finished the series with a 4-0-0-0 record, 2.54 goals-against-average and .928 save percentage, stopping 154 of 166 shots sent his way in 284 minutes of action.
Prince Albert Raiders captain Curtis Miske earned second star honours Monday, tallying a goal and four points in his team’s 5-4 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors to force a seventh game in the series. After factoring in to Prince Albert’s first three goals Sunday, he picked up an assist on the team’s fifth goal, which would turn out to be the game-winner. Through the first six games of the series, Miske has nine points (3G-6A).
Rounding out the Three Stars Sunday was Medicine Hat Tigers captain Mark Rassell, who tallied a hat trick in the final game of his WHL career. Rassell was the top scorer in the series with 13 points (8G-5A) in the six games. He concluded his WHL Playoffs career with 20 points (15G-5A) in 23 games while also registering 182 points (104G-78A) in 275 career WHL regular season games.